The anchors of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live- Michael Che and Colin Jost are taking up a great challenge. They will be hosting the 2018 Emmys together and it will be a first for both of them. But they are all set to discover a whole new source to target their humor. The duo is targeting all their efforts into increasing the viewership for Emmys this year.
What Are Michael Che and Colin Jost Planning?
Michael Che and Colin Jost are planning on taking their humor into another direction this year. For years, the hosting for Emmys has been dominated by political satire and jokes. But it seems like that exasperates the audience more than it makes them laugh. Although they were concealed when disclosing their plans for the night, they are not focusing on adding the political element. And both Michael Che and Colin Jost believe that they would get into politics only if there is something going on in the country that warrants it.
Michael Che said that it’s hard to ignore some things. Especially when they are right in front of the audience’s minds. But he said that the material that’s safe to work with is the one that’s funny to them. Or something that’s the most fun for them to do scores well with the audience. He added that they were going to keep these two things as a priority. It seems like Michael Che and Colin Jost are considering the same approach that they use with Saturday Night Live. Michael Che added that if there was a political joke that went best with the moment, they would absolutely take on it. But if there was something purely silly, they would take on that too.
SNL Cast helping the hosts
Apart from Michael Che and Colin Jost, other associates from SNL are helping not only with onstage preparations but also behind the scenes. In fact, Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen are collaborating with the team as well. Other than that, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, Andy Samberg, Neal Brennan, and Mitch Glazer are all in for a team that helps pitch in ideas for what should be done this year.
Emmys are one of the popular award shows. But every year, the ratings have been going down. And fewer people are watching the show. The viewership for this year’s Emmys has already plunged by 20%, But this year Michael Che and Colin Jost are confident that their broad reputation will bring in a greater number.
With strategies on cutting down the running times, and moving faster, this year the Emmys might be a great deal!